Oh come on, every knows Orcs an global warming denialists don't read!
Well, then it's an even *more* pointless comment since you are comparing two completely unrelated things.
And, 1995, when you were what, about 4?
And no need for misconceptions about Ruby - I have seen a minimally interesting (but clearly poorly designed) Rails app use several GB of RAM just because the garbage collector is so bad (if you have to insert manual calls to the GC in a scripting language, it's NOT GOOD AT MEMORY MANAGEMENT).
Then again, your login is "rubycodez". There are few languages I have seen that are worse for memory usage than Ruby. Combine that with Rails and it's legendarily bad.
You might also note that 'core CPI' doesn't include gasoline (or food) costs, so your car example also fails.
Did you even read the link you posted? The BLS specifically states that their index most useful for inflation does include them...
"Again, while we publish many indexes, our broadest measure of inflation includes all items consumers purchase, including food and energy."
the percent change in the CPI is the inflation rate
Also incorrect. CPI != inflation. CPI is a statistic, inflation is an economic concept. Useful for estimating inflation but not the same thing. And again this is fully explained in the link you provided!
the most bloated crap on the planet is written in c/c++, by Microsoft
No, no, it's not. The most bloated crap on the planet can be seen every day on many of your favorite web sites.
Not that Microsoft should be absolved of blame there. WinJS is an abomination.
Or someone actually comes up with something *new* in computing and changes the game again. For example, quantum computing has seemed like a bit of a pipe dream so far, but a major breakthrough there would kickstart a whole new era of development.
Or maybe it will come from another direction - if we can only improve 2 of (speed, power consumption, cost), what if someone came up with an exponentially improved battery technology? And/or drastically reduced the power consumption for the same cost? Those could easily result in some very interesting new technologies spurring new industries we haven't even thought of yet.
Just because the increase in transistor count slows down, that doesn't mean *inflation* will increase. It just means technological gains will be slower. You think somehow the average computer is just going to jump to $10,000 because Intel just needs to charge $8000 for some absurd chip no one wants? If that were true the Itaniam would have been popular.
Or to use the usual "car analogy"
You're both wrong, of course. The last controlled US lunar landing was in December, 1974 by the Apollo 18 module. It just never returned.
We are paying for this now to last the next fifty to a hundred years just like the copper network has.
Good luck with that. Copper was sufficient for 100 years because for 80 of those years it wasn't used for anything more than the occasional analog voice call (or eventually a dial up modem). Even in the last 20 years technology improvements have resulted in more than one round of major infrastructure upgrades everywhere BUT the last mile to allow increasing bandwidth and capacity.
Of course, you can make an educated guess that applications will exist in 20-30 years that may require gigabits to the home - but it's just not economically worth building that out now and not using it vs waiting 20 years when the technology may be orders of magnitude less expensive to implement.
Now, as for squeezing good speeds out of the existing telephone-grade "last mile," well, if there is money to be made, someone will be working on this problem.
And someone has. VDSL2 can do 50Mbps at 1km and 100Mbps at 0.5km, which, while still not quite FTTH speeds, is going to be a huge upgrade over the crap they probably have now.
max download speed is around 4-5 Kb/s.
Either you have a typo there, or you should consider upgrading to a modem from the 80's
As dangerous as these small pellets are if you handle them, they are putting out such a tiny fraction of the radiation of a star it's (not even) noise. You have to be within a few feet of this Cobalt to get a lethal dose, but a big supernova could fry the whole planet if it occurs in the same arm of our galaxy
Maybe karma knew about some other things they have done with those guns in the past...
Not trolling. While working on an Xbox One app, Microsoft devs were clear that it does not and will not have support for CLR or
So, "abandoned" is a bit strong, but there is a significant movement at Microsoft pushing for developing everything for Win8/WinRT/Phone/XBOne w/ WinRT. I'm sure it will exist alongside
Not sure why my original post was labeled "flamebait". I guess someone out there in "CS academia" had mod points